This quilt involved a lot of experimenting and a lot of learning. I'd decided to fairly heavily quilt the main panel (heavy compared to other quilts I've done), but I think it was too much for the high loft wadding I had. I'd just used regular polyester thin wadding from Lincraft because this is what I had on hand. This shows you better why my quilting was not the best choice for the wadding:
The patchwork is almost lost to the quilting lines. You can also see that the border is a bit ripply. This is because I was trying to square up the uneven lengths that were caused by the poor quality fabric, as previously mentioned.
The quilt was a really nice size to work with, but not sure if it's a good size for use. It's slightly too small for a cot quilt....
but too big for a pram quilt....
The dimensions are 28" x 34" so I might have to play with them and get a feel for what a good size is. The elephant baby quilt I am making is quite a lot bigger, but I think ultimately it will be too big as a cot quilt (but excellent once the cot is turned into a toddler bed!).
I think if I made a quilt the same size as the centre panel of this green one (without the plain borders) it would be a really good pram size.
I really had fun making this quilt because I felt free to experiment. There are many faults in it but the person I am making it for really wont be that critical, and as soon as I started using the fabric which was cut crooked I knew it wasn't going to be of the highest standard so I let my standards drop a little. That sounds a bit bad, but it freed me up to try new things and not be so obsessive about making it perfect.
I can't wait to try and make another one. I do have about half the jelly roll left, and I have another roll the same in pink to play with as well! I just have to finish the music quilt before I'm allowed to start any other new projects.
I almost forgot.... the last detail of the quilt is the label of course! Because this quilt is for Joe I decided to make it a J